Louis King may be on the verge of not only scoring an offer from John Calipari, but he also may be the Kentucky Wildcats’ first pledge of 2018.
King has made it no secret he covets an offer from UK and would strongly consider committing if an offer comes. Thus far, one has not, but not for a lack of talent by King.
The problem has been UK is in great shape for several other wing-type forwards in the Class of 2018, including Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish and R.J. Barrett (assuming he reclassifies from 2019 into 2018).
There’s also the fact that this could be a smaller class for UK, somewhere in the 4-6 player range. UK is also in great shape for Immanuel Quickley, Marvin Bagley III and possibly Bol Bol, though the latter seems more iffy.
But even with UK in great shape for those talented players, King is a special player in his own right, enough that he absolutely deserves an offer from the big boys.
According to SEC Country, an offer could be coming soon. He thinks he did so in large part because of what he showed Calipari in Egypt while playing for the USA U19 team.
“I impressed him a lot,” said King. “He said I was one of the best recruits in the 2018 class and that he wanted to start off the 2018 class with me as a Kentucky commit.”
That’s great news for King if it comes to fruition. It’s great seeing recruits score that dream scholarship offer and end up at the school they want to be at. That doesn’t always happen at UK with so many talented players wanting an offer, but it sounds like King could make it happen.
And who knows, getting King could help UK land Reddish, his AAU teammate. That would be a heck of a duo to get in the 2018 class.